The Bob Hope Show

Season 18 Episode 1

September 20, 1967

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 20, 1967 on NBC
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September 20, 1967

Bob Hope's guests for his 18th season premiere are Jimmy Durante, Jack Jones, Phyllis Diller, Don Rickles, Kaye Stevens and Rowan & Martin; cameo appearances from Danny Thomas, Don Adams, Paul Lynde, Buddy Hackett and Rudy Vallee.

Fun of Vaudeville with Bob, Jimmy Durante and Jack Jones recreate the routines of Clayton, Jackson and Durante, singing most of Jimmy's perennials.
Jimmy Durante solos with "A Real Piano Player" and "Jimmy the Well-Dressed Man".
Bob goes back to his days on the boards with partner Louise Troxell, a Gracie Allen type, played by Kaye Stevens, and then shifts to a heckler's routing with Dick Martin and Dan Rowan.
Dolled up in a paper dress, Phyllis Diller comes on for her standup bit about clothes and husband Fang.
Jack Jones croons a medley of songs including "Moon River".


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